Underwater (Jan 2024)

Books we read

Dive In!: A Topsy-Turvy-Say-It-Out-Loud Underwater Adventure by Recess Monkey (preschool)

The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen (preschool)

Weird but true! Ocean (preschool)

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (preschool and toddler)

Deep Deep Sea by Frann Preston-Gannon (toddler and baby)

Songs we sang

Bubble Bubble Pop

One little blue fish swimming in the water,

One little blue fish swimming in the water,

One little blue fish swimming in the water,

Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP!

repeat with different colors

Five Little Fish

Five little fishies swimming in the sea,

Teasing Mr. Sharkie “can’t catch me”,

Along came Mr. Sharkie quiet as can be, and

SNAPPED that fishie right out of the sea.

repeat until there are no fish left

Credit: Miss Rachel

Early literacy tip

Sing songs with numbers and counting to practice early literacy and early numeracy skills!

Flannel board

Bubble, bubble pop!

We sang the song together and I asked them to count the fish and tell me which colors the fish were.


Paper plate jellyfish!

I cut and hole punched the paper plates before the craft. I put out coloring supplies and yarn and let them create their own jellyfish. This was a fun one!

How it went

This was a VERY fun storytime and kids still ask for me to sing these songs again so I will have to repeat this theme. There are tons of fun books about ocean animals and water!